This is one of those books that stay with you long after you finished reading, with characters that step right off the page and into your heart. Is it true? Could it be true? I hope not, but I fear it could have happened in late-19th century America.
Women “undesirable” to polite society were recruited to join a Brides for Indians program to take the English language and “civilized ways” to help “the savages” assimilate into our culture. Once they had married Native Americans, they and their mixed-race children were slaughtered by U.S. troops in their raids on Indian camps. Read the diaries of some of these women. You will laugh, cry, and become angry and ashamed. To read my full review of this wonderful book, click right here. This book will be available September 12, 2017.